Prescription Medicine: More Young People Are Using It
Prescription medicine is used for illness. However, it could be abused as well. Prescription medicine is being used by youth more.
Mysterious Cases Of Amnesia Baffle Researchers
Sudden onset of amnesia in 14 patients with no clear cause baffles scientists. The only link among the patients is drug use. More research is needed to prove the connection of substance abuse to amnesia.
Ottawa To Install Needle-Dispensing Vending Machines To Reduce HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission
Ottawa City Health will place secured vending machines throughout the city that would dispense needles and crack pipes to drug users. This project will probably begin roll out in February.
Indiana Needle Exchange Program To Curb HIV And Hep C Finally Starts Next Month
To fight the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C through needle contamination, the Indiana needle exchange program in Clark County plans to start next month. Funding was scarce but they were granted enough money to finally begin the program.
'Zombie' Drug More Potent Than Marijuana Causes Outbreak In New York
Last summer, multiple people were acting "zombie-like" in Brooklyn after using a synthetic drug. The drug is sold as "fake pot" and is 85 percent more potent than the real marijuana.
Maine Pharmacists Are Confused About Opiate Overdose Reversal Drug
Pharmacists in Maine expressed confusion about a law approved in April regarding the sale of Naloxone - a drug which reverses the effects of opioid overdose. They question whether there is an age limit and if they can administer the drug to customers themselves.
US Surgeon General Says Drug Addiction Is A Treatable Brain Disease
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy said drug and alcohol addiction “a moral test for America.” He said that these disorders are something that the nation can address.
Chicago Nursing Home Residents' Heroin Overdose Leads To Penalties
A nursing facility in Illinois can face more than $100,000 in penalties after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility in February. The facilty also had reports of alleged batteries filed between 2011 and 2015.
Drug Abuse Might Trigger Emergence Of Schizophrenia, Says Study
Too much of anything is abuse but does substance abuse really trigger schizophrenia? Find out what studies reveal.
Parents worry they can't stop kids from substance abuse: Study
One in every five parents believes their advice has very little impact or effect over their kid’s substance abuse problem.